SOPA In Infographic Format

from the for-the-visual-thinkers-among-you dept

The folks over at BusinessInsurance.org have put together a pretty decent infographic about SOPA (though they get confused and at one point name some Senators as “supporters,” even though SOPA is in the House, not the Senate). Still, if you were looking for a decent visual representation of the whole thing, here you go:

Behind SOPA: What It Means for Business and Innovation

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Getefix says:

Trade Weapon

SOPA is a trade weapon, and that is why it will pass. As more and more business is done over the internet it gives the U.S. a more delicate tool for trade sanctions. Sure, a review might clear the major Icelandic fishery websites of charges of linking to infringing content, charges that could coincidentally follow Iceland being the first Western nation to recognize Palestine, but in the meantime a lot of business could potentially be lost.

Anonymous Poster says:

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Things like this just show how one sided Mike’s views are.

Yet, the very moment Mike makes a “mistake”, people like you are ready to shove it in his face, call him a Nazi freetard socialist copyright-raping rat bastard, and do everything you can to show that your views are as one-sided as you claim Mike’s are.

If your views aren’t as one-sided as your raging against Mike would have everyone believe, then you’d be able to admit that there are problems — lots of them — with SOPA and PIPA, and those problems stand a damned good chance of causing a lot of collateral damage.

I’m willing to admit that piracy is an issue that deserves smart, laser-guided legislation to deal with (if the Big Media companies are truly set on not adapting to modern day technologies).

Are you willing to admit that SOPA and PIPA could censor legitimate websites/content, force existing Internet services to drastically change the way they operate in order to avoid legal liability, and prevent new Internet services from starting up in the face of massive legal liabilities?

Anonymous Coward says:

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There are issues with SOPA – but there are issues with the current state of affairs that cannot be tolerated.

“Are you willing to admit that SOPA and PIPA could censor legitimate websites/content”

No. Not at all. There is nothing that says this will happen, except the scare mongers. Legal, legit websites with legal, legit content don’t have anything to fear. Websites who don’t check content, or don’t give a shit what is on their sites will suffer – and they should.

Anonymous Coward says:

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Websites who don’t check content, or don’t give a shit what is on their sites will suffer – and they should.

So you are admitting that you want to get rid of the DMCA’s safe harbor?

The DMCA does not require a site to monitor user generated content, only taking down infringing content after a valid DMCA notice.

Anonymous Coward says:

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Websites who don’t check content, or don’t give a shit what is on their sites will suffer – and they should.

So you are admitting that you want to get rid of the DMCA’s safe harbor?

The DMCA does not require a site to monitor user generated content, only taking down infringing content after a valid DMCA notice.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Re:3 Re:


Websites who don’t check content, or don’t give a shit what is on their sites will suffer – and they should.

So you are admitting that you want to get rid of the DMCA’s safe harbor?

The DMCA does not require a site to monitor user generated content, only taking down infringing content after a valid DMCA notice.

Anonymous Coward says:

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The safe harbor is a wonderful idea, but has been abused by certain companies and individuals to the point where it is no longer doing what it should do.

It has created a situation where anyone can post anything, without rights, and profit from it until someone says “oh, wait, that’s mine… you can’t be using it”. Then the website takes it down, and says “oh, sorry!”. But they keep the profits. Oh, and they can have another “rogue user” upload it again minutes later, and since it’s a new URL, it needs to be DMCA’ed by the owner again, if they find it.

Basically, it turned into an open license to use content without permission, and with no downside to doing so.

So yeah, for many sites, the safe harbor provisions of DMCA are too much.

Anonymous Coward says:

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I’ve been pointing it out in the other thread and this series of responses just cements it – for the troll(s), they don’t/he doesn’t really care if Wikipedia does get shut down based on SOPA accusations despite their insistence that it wouldn’t. Indiana Gregg or anyone with a want to suppress/claim copyright over information will just say “Fugg dis shit mang” and complain that Wikipedia didn’t take down the information quickly enough.

Anonymous Coward says:

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:There are issues with SOPA – but there are issues with the current state of affairs that cannot be tolerated.”
that is so true…
there should be some sort of law to prosecute any organization that tries to hold back innovation and harm society as a whole by buying stupid ineffective laws…

funny how SOPA supporters always claim it will only harm those evil pirates, even though everyone knows SOPA will have 0 effect on piracy, just like every other stupid law put forth by our Benevolent Media Overlords…
the genie is out of the bottle, and it is only going to get worse…
they have gone from fight ctrl=c/ctrl-v to trying to fight single mouse click… wonder what will be next?

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